My pet would be a Basilisk named Poseidon (the Greek god of the sea). The reason why I chose the name Poseidon is because I love Greek mythology. My basilisk is special because it eats depending on its mood. If he is sad then he will only eat blueberries. If he is mad he will only eat strawberries. If he is happy then he will only eat peanuts, and if he is just in an ok type mood then he will eat any one of the fruits mentioned above. He also eats grass, weeds, and little flowers that grow around the house such as lilies and daisies. He also eats meals that I personally cook for him, such as potatoes, certain types of meats like chicken and beef (he hates pork). He drinks water and has a love for pumpkin juice. He likes eating sweets such as chocolate frogs, gummy worms, and candy corns. He mainly loves foods that have a sweet taste to them like candy, fruits, and juices. He certainly does not like sour foods.
The things I do to take care of Poseidon are I take him walking around or in his case slithering around the Forrest, I bathe him in a lake, a play fetch with him by levitating a huge log and throwing it, and I also take him to this huge hill and we both watch the sun go down. We also play this game I came up with called Ball 3. It is where I levitate 3 balls in the air and he tries to catch them. I also read book to him that I get from school. I also let him help with my day to day chores so that he will get some exercise and does not end up lazy and with little or no energy. I also take him with me when I go running so that he can be as active as much as possible.
Poseidon is not dangerous. Yes people might think he is for the simple fact that he is a basilisk, but he isn’t dangerous I trained him to be kind and helpful to others. Poseidon will not attack anyone, but if he senses that I am in a great deal of danger and I call for his help, then he will take charge and try to help me in any shape or form. He also does not like to be provoked, so don’t think it is funny to throw rocks and try and tease him because then he will get very angered. So I highly recommend that you do not do anything that will upset Poseidon, but other then that he is a very gentle and very playful creature, that just loves to play and have fun all the time.
Poseidon was given to me as a gift from my parents. They always knew I had a fascination with snakes, and I always talked about owning my own Basilisk, so they decided to give me one for my 14th birthday. But since my mother is hugely afraid of them they said I can take the gift if only I took care of it by myself.